Practice Guidelines Download only This manual offers guidance on improving services for people living with serious mental illness or emotional health issues during a mental health crises. It defines values, principles, and infrastructure to support appropriate responses to crises in diverse situations. The manual is a companion to: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Methods for Using Data to Inform Practice: A Step-by-Step Guide. Publication ID SMA09-4427 Publication Date September 2009 Format Guidelines or Manual Download Core Elements in Responding to Mental Health Crises PDF 383.63 KB Related Resources CIT Methods for Using Data to Inform Practice Find Related Information Audience Law Enforcement Professional Care Providers Population Group Homeless as Population Group People with Mental Health Problems as Population Group You May Also Be Interested In Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Methods for Using Data to Inform Practice: This guide helps local systems use data to implement Crisis Intervention Team programs that can improve the safety and effectiveness of law enforcement response to people experiencing behavioral health crises. It provides information about building necessary partnerships, documenting program activities, identifying key metrics, establishing data collection processes, analyzing and reporting data, using data to improve programs, and expanding capacity to collect and use data. The guide is a companion to Practice Guidelines: Core Elements in Responding to Mental Health Crises. Facilitating Cross-System Collaboration: A Primer on Child Welfare, Alcohol and Other Drug Services, and Courts This guide reviews child welfare, substance use disorder services, and courts to support cross-system coordination within state, county, and tribal jurisdictions. It considers the framework, population, legislation, funding sources, and services for each system. TIP 38: Integrating Substance Abuse Treatment and Vocational Services This manual offers practice guidelines and recommendations for integrating employment services into substance use disorder treatment. It also provides information about funding, policy, and legal issues. Substance Abuse Treatment for Adults in the Criminal Justice System This manual provides substance use disorder treatment providers with guidelines for addressing treatment issues in various settings within the criminal justice system. It discusses screening and assessment, triage and placement, and treatment issues for specific populations. Continuity of Offender Treatment for Substance Use Disorder from Institution to Community This manual provides guidance for substance use disorder treatment clinicians and case workers on how to assist offenders in the transition from the criminal justice system to life after release. It discusses assessment, transition plans, important services, special populations, and confidentiality. Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Child Abuse and Neglect Issues This guide provides strategies for clinicians who provide substance use disorder treatment to people who have experienced child abuse and child neglect. It lists symptoms of child abuse and neglect and presents screening questions, behavioral clues, and the role of child protective services.